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Harford Health Department warns of possible rabies exposure in Creswell area

The Harford County Health Department is warning residents and pet owners in the Creswell area of a possible rabies exposure.

The department on Wednesday received confirmation from the Maryland Department of Health that a feral, tortoise shell colored, domestic short hair cat found in the Creswell area tested positive for rabies.

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Although this cat was found in the 2300 block of Creswell Road, it may have exposed other persons and pets in the surrounding area, the health department said in a release.

Any individuals or the owners of any animals that may have had contact with a cat matching this description between April 10 and April 20 should contact the Harford health department for a rabies risk assessment by calling 410-612-1774.

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